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Organized Section 2: Law and Courts Best Journal Article Award

Law and Courts Section Award Recipients

Law and Courts Best Journal Article Award
This award recognizes the best journal article in the field of law and courts written by a political scientist and published during the previous calendar year. Articles published in all refereed journals and in law reviews are eligible, but book reviews, review essays, and chapters published in edited volumes are not eligible. Journal editors and members of the section may nominate articles. (This award was previously known as McGraw Hill Award and as the Houghton-Mifflin Award for the Best Journal Article in the Field of Law and Courts).


2017  Ryan Black, Michigan State University
"Courting the President: How Circuit Court Judges Alter Their Behavior for Promotion to the Supreme Court." The American Journal of Political Science
2017  Ryan Owens, University of Wisconsin
"Courting the President: How Circuit Court Judges Alter Their Behavior for Promotion to the Supreme Court." The American Journal of Political Science 
2017  Honorable Mention
Jay Krehbiel, Washington University in St. Louis
"The Politics of Judicial Procedures: The Role of Public Oral Hearings in the German Constitutional Court." The American Journal of Political Science
2017  Honorable Mention
Charles Cameron, Princeton University
"Are Supreme Court Nominations a Move-the-Median Game?" The American Political Science Review
2017  Honorable Mention
Jonathan Kastellec, Princeton University
"Are Supreme Court Nominations a Move-the-Median Game?" The American Political Science Review

2017  Honorable Mention
Deborah Beim, Yale University
"Signaling and Counter-Signaling in the Judicial Hierarchy" An Empirical Analysis of En Banc Review." The American Journal of Political Science
2017  Honorable Mention
Alexander Hirsch, California Institute of Technology
"Signaling and Counter-Signaling in the Judicial Hierarchy" An Empirical Analysis of En Banc Review." The American Journal of Political Science

2017  Honorable Mention
Jonathan Kastellec, Princeton University
"Signaling and Counter-Signaling in the Judicial Hierarchy" An Empirical Analysis of En Banc Review." The American Journal of Political Science
2016  Rachael Hinkle, University at Buffalo
"Legal Constraint in the U.S. Courts of Appeals."
Journal of Politics 77(3): 721-735 
2015  Terence K. Teo, Brown University
"Law, Focal Points, and Fiscal Discipline in the United States and the European Union.” American Political Science Review 
2015  R. Daniel Keleman, Rutgers University
"Law, Focal Points, and Fiscal Discipline in the United States and the European Union.” American Political Science Review 
2015  David M. Glick, Boston University
"Chief Justice Roberts’s Health Care Decision Disrobed: The Microfoundations of the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy,” American Journal of Political Science 
2015  Dino P. Christenson, Boston University
"Chief Justice Roberts’s Health Care Decision Disrobed: The Microfoundations of the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy,” American Journal of Political Science
2014 Veronica Michel, John Jay College-CUNY
"Human Rights Prosecutions and the Participation Rights of Victims in Latin America." 47 Law and Society Review 873 (2013)
2014 Kathryn Sikkink, Harvard University
"Human Rights Prosecutions and the Participation Rights of Victims in Latin America." 47 Law and Society Review 873 (2013
2014 Tamir Moustafa, Simon Fraser University
"Islamic Law, Women's Rights, and Popular Legal Consciousness in Malaysia." 38 Law and Social Inquiry 168 (2013)
2013 Benjamin Lauderdale, London School of Economics
The Supreme Court’s Many Median Justices (American Political Science Review, volume 106, number 4 November 2012)
2013 Tom Clark, Emory University
The Supreme Court’s Many Median Justices (American Political Science Review, volume 106, number 4 November 2012)
2012 Pamela Corley, Southern Methodist University
Lower Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content (January 2011 issue of The Journal of Politics)
2012 Paul Collins Jr., University of North Texas
Lower Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content (January 2011 issue of The Journal of Politics)
2012 Bryan Calvin, Tarrant County College
Lower Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content (January 2011 issue of The Journal of Politics)
2011 Tom Clark, Emory University
"Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space"
2011 Benjamin Lauderdale, Harvard University
"Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space"
2010 Steven Teles, Johns Hopkins University
"Transformative Bureaucracy: Reagan’s Lawyers and the Dynamics of Political Investment"
2009 Michael Bailey, Georgetown University
Does Legal Doctrine Matter? Unpacking Law and Policy Preferences on the US Supreme Court
2009 Forrest Maltzman, George Washington University
Does Legal Doctrine Matter? Unpacking Law and Policy Preferences on the US Supreme Court
2008 Thomas Keck, Syracuse University
"Party, Policy, or Duty: Why Does the Supreme Court Invalidate Federal Statutes?"
2007 Sara Benesh, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Understanding Public Confidence in American Courts"
2006 Lee Epstein, Northwestern University School of Law
"The Supreme Court During Crisis"
2006 Daniel Ho, Harvard University
"The Supreme Court During Crisis"
2006 Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
"The Supreme Court During Crisis"
2005 Kevin McGuire, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"The Least Dangerous Branch Revisited: New Evidence on Supreme Court Responsiveness to Public Preferences." Journal of Politics 66(4):1018-1035.
2005 James Stimson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"The Least Dangerous Branch Revisited: New Evidence on Supreme Court Responsiveness to Public Preferences." Journal of Politics 66(4):1018-1035.
2004 Paul Frymer, University of California-San Diego
"Acting When Elected Officials Won't: Federal Courts and Civil Rights Enforcement in U.S. Labor Unions, 1935-85," (American Political Science Review, 2003)
2004 Honorable Mention
Tamir Moustafa, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Law Versus the State: The Judicialization of Politics in Egypt," (Law and Social Inquiry, 2003)
2003 James Gibson, Washington University
"Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: Judging the Fairness of Amnesty in South Africa" American Journal of Political Science (2002)
2002 Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University
State Supreme Courts in American Democracy: Probing the Myths of Judicial Reform
2001 Mark Graber, University of Maryland
"The Jacksonian Origins of Chase Court Activism"
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